Mike Ashley, the Evil Cockney Emperor of Newcastle United, has flexed his mendacious dictatorial muscles and given Alan Shearer the boot, surely one of the most heinous of crimes in Toon eyes…
The Daily Mail brings us word that Ashley has kicked Alan Shearer into touch, relieving the former star striker of his ‘ambassadorial’ responsibilities:
“Former England and Newcastle captain Shearer, it emerged on Sunday, was relieved of his post in a phone call following his criticism last week of manager Kevin Keegan’s exit and the structure of the club, which permitted Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez to handle transfers.
“The club’s record goalscorer with 192 goals in 363 appearances, who was appointed as an ambassador after his retirement two years ago, had described the structure at the club as ‘strange’.
“But he was informed by phone that he is no longer to use the title of club ambassador, while former team-mate John Beresford, a regular match-day host, has also been relieved of those duties.”
Ashley – who also admitted that he is ready to flog the club – came in for criticism from former head honcho Freddy Shepherd, who laid down the law, saying:
‘stop being a cry-baby and reinstate Kevin Keegan as Newcastle manager before you sell the club’.
‘What he paid for the club would not have bought half the stadium. He got a great deal and should stop whingeing.
‘There are people who buy the club, no doubt about that. I just hope someone comes along to stabilise the club.’
It looks like Ashley is headed for the exit door, and it cannot come fast enough for Toon fans.